The Modern Invention of Medieval Music: Scholarship, Ideology, Performance

The Modern Invention of Medieval Music: Scholarship, Ideology, Performance

ISBN-10:
0521818702
ISBN-13:
9780521818704
Pub. Date:
01/28/2007
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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Overview

The Modern Invention of Medieval Music: Scholarship, Ideology, Performance

Scholars and performers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries attempted to revive music that could evoke the Middle Ages. They invented new sounds and new ways of understanding medieval music. This is the fascinating story of the musicians and the societies in which they worked to remake a lost musical world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521818704
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/28/2007
Series: Musical Performance and Reception Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 348
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The invention of the voices-and-instruments hypothesis; 2. The re-invention of the a cappella hypothesis; 3. Hearing medieval harmonies; 4. Evidence, interpretation, power and persuasion; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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